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The Epic of Gilamesh is the oldest recorded story in the world, originally carved in cuneiform script on twelve stone tablets.
Tickets available on the door: free for Guild members, £15 for non-members
Speaker: Andrew George
Andrew George is Professor of Babylonian at SOAS, University of London. His prize-winning translation of Gilgamesh was published by Penguin in 2000 and he is currently translating new texts from cuneiform tablets. The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest recorded story in the world, originally carved in cuneiform script on twelve stone tables. It was the subject of Radio 4's In Our Time where Andrew George was a guest of Melvyn Bragg (3 November 2016).[Updated 2018]